01 JUN 2017

Local businesses thriving in Central Suffolk

Aside from visiting farmers and food producers at this year's Suffolk Show, Dr Dan was delighted to see so many local businesses from Central Suffolk exhibiting at the Show.

Businesses such as Scarlett & Mustard, Ruby Tyger and Treeincarnated are going from strength to strength, but it was also encouraging to see new start-ups, such as Alderton Sage from Debenham.

Dr Dan very much enjoyed visiting those who were exhibiting and recognised that local businesses such as these are vital in contributing to a vibrant local growing economy, whilst also allowing flexibility of working hours for those with young families.

 

 

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Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is making an excellent case for the steps that the Government are taking to promote apprenticeships in the agricultural sector. Given the fact that many people decide on where their careers will take them at a relatively early age—it is probably around age 13 or 14—what steps can be taken to encourage younger people to think about careers in agriculture and the whole...

Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. He makes a good point, because although the Government have had tremendous success in expanding apprenticeships and vocational training opportunities in many industrial sectors, there is a problem in getting younger people engaged in farming. What are his thoughts on taking a more holistic view of farming, in the context of the whole...